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Kehinde Wiley Tries His Hand at Design with a New Artist Residency in Senegal

In June, the American portrait painter will open Black Rock Senegal—a new artist retreat he designed in partnership with local architect Abib Djenne These days, Kehinde Wiley is doing more than just painting in his Brooklyn studio. The famed Barack Obama portraitist is establishing an art studio in Lagos, Nigeria, an artist residency in Dakar, Senegal, and… Keep Reading


Monopoly is Getting the ‘Stranger Things’ Treatment — Pre-Orders Available Now

in Entertainment

If you love Stranger Things, then you’re going to flip for the new themed Monopoly game — available for pre-orders now. Now that you’re done binge-watching the latest season of Stranger Things (well, most of us are, right?), it’s time to move on to the next big streamable TV show. … Unless you’re like us and just cannot remove yourself from the town of…

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JAY-Z Enters Legal Weed Business by Partnering With Cannabis Company

in Dose/Feature

The vibe must still be in his veins. On Tuesday, it was announced that JAY-Z has returned to the game, but this time he’s legit. In a statement, JAY-Z detailed his multiyear partnership with the California-based cannabis company Caliva. Per Caliva, Jigga will serve as the company’s chief brand strategist with the goals of molding the creative direction and increasing Caliva’s outreach efforts. Hova…

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In “Hearts of Our People,” Indigenous Women Reclaim Space Through Art

in Art

Art has served as an outlet for indigenous women to carry on their traditional crafts and stories for centuries. They’ve continued to create even while contending with legacies of unimaginable oppression, like the residential and boarding schools many were forced into throughout the 19th century in the United States, in which colonizers attempted to wipe out their…

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Truman’s Wants To Reduce Single-use Plastics In The Household Cleaner Industry

in Activism

Imagine wasting 5 billion pounds of plastic shipping a product that is 98% water. Cleaning brands do it every year. There is a better way. The household cleaning aisle at the store features dozens of spray cleaners for different surfaces, and the ingredient lists are a mile long with chemical names that are impossible to pronounce. While…

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2015 TJFP Facilitator, Andrea Jenkins

Schmidt’s is Teaming Up with Trans Justice Funding Project

in Activism

Promoting the critical role that self-care, community, and wellness play in the trans and non-binary community.  Throughout Lachlan’s own journey, they have experienced isolation first-hand and felt the need for community support. They quickly learned the importance of self-care and a positive headspace. At Schmidt’s, we understand the need for support within a community and how small…

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NYC Subway Will Soon Accept Google Pay at Select Turnstiles

in Go

New York City straphangers, rejoice! The city’s subway and bus systems are adding new contactless payment readers to select stations, enabling passengers to pay for rides using their smartphones. Beginning May 31, you’ll be able to purchase a single-use digital MetroCard using Google Pay. The local transportation authority will be rolling out the feature to all…

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Denon DJ Announces First Hardware Integration With Beatport Link

Beatport’s catalogue will be available for streaming via Denon DJ gear by the end of 2019. Last week, Beatport made a major step forward with the announcement that their new streaming service, Beatport LINK, would be available to users of Pioneer DJ‘s WeDJ mobile app. The online music marketplace has now announced their first actual hardware integration with none other than Denon DJ. By…

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It’s Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People’s Faces

in Gadgets

Samsung researchers developed an algorithm that only needs one source image to create fake videos. Researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Moscow developed a way to create “living portraits” from a very small dataset—as few as one photograph, in some of their models. The paper, “Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models,”…

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Skip Phuket and Koh Samui—Go to This Island in Thailand Instead

in Feature/Stay

When it comes to Thailand’s island destinations, Phuket and Koh Samui are the most well-known options. But with such popularity comes crowds of tourists, and a level of commercialization that takes away from the magic of such a beautiful country. To escape the throngs of visitors, go off the beaten track to a remote hideaway that…

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